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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee consumer reviews

$25,995 starting MSRP
side view of 1999 Grand Cherokee Jeep
86% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.1
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If I didn't already have so many vehicles..

This Jeep is full size and has plenty of room. It drives well. It has been super dependable. The tires are worth $1000 alone. It comes with several spare parts that were purchased but never needed and can't return. There is a power steering hose that leaks and needs to be replaced.


Overall good

It has been decent for me. 217k miles. All major components are working well. It’s the smaller things that mess up a lot. Had issues with over heating. Rear seal leak. Great 4x4 capabilities on it. Overall, a good vehicle. Just watch what they say, Just Empty Every Pocket. They can be costly when it comes to repairs. If you have issues with over heating try a pulley fan. Solved my issue immediately.


Got it so I could go up to the local mountains in

I bought this low-mileage car, 75,000 miles, so I could drive up to the local Southern California ski areas after heavy snow when four wheel drives are required. It drives more like a truck than the current models of Jeeps and other SUVs. It is the "Limited" model, and is loaded with extra features and conveniences. The front seats are soft and cushy without much lumbar support, but are very comfortable for sitting. The rear seats are equally comfortable but with limited leg room. There is plenty of legroom in the front for the driver and the passenger. The fit and finish of the entire interior is done in very good taste and it's very useful. I am so far happy with this purchase, although I wish the used dealer that I bought it from could have found the original second key and key fob as it cost me about $200 to reproduce these very necessary items.


The most reliable vehicle for me

I have had this vehicle for a long time. Maybe 17 years . I have replaced the engine with a rebuilt one and this has about 50,000 miles now. Handy in the winter weather. It handles fo well in the snow. Love driving it anyways. It will be kind of hard to drive something else. Would buy another one any day. I have a friend that was looking at it kind of wierd one day....he following month he bought something like it. He loves his. Funny thing is...that when I bought it...I almost passed on the purchase because I thought it was too much or too fancy for me. Now I dont want to let go. Even miss it when i drive another vehicle or it is serviced. Really smooth ride and it handles so well.


fantastic super deal

I cannot be more pleased with the results of this purchase the owner of Torchlight motors in Parnel NJ dealt with me personally was quick friendly and professional and had me out the door driving in less than an hour.


I love the Jeep but have some concerns

Have had the Jeep for many years and already changed calipers three times. Changed rear end for used one. Tail light issues with the turn-in bulb holders. Other than than I love driving it. It is towed behind our Motorhome and does well 4 wheels down.


Great 4x4 in the snow, reliable and unstoppable

Plenty of room, great every day use. Reliable and unstoppable in the bad weather. An SUV that is versatile in every way, got to own one to know this.


I love love love this car, but I hate fixing it

This is the second car I've owned and I bought the limited for $2,500 with 159,000 miles on it from a dealer in 2016 (still an insane deal for the miles). I loved this car from the start because it had all of the features I wanted (leather seats, 4wd, heated seats, sunroof, plenty of room). I didn't expect this car to last more than 6 months to a year, simply because it needed an $800 computer as soon as the day we bought it since the engine died out right away. I am happy to say that 2 years and almost 20,000 miles later, my baby is still going! I've had to put a lot of money into fixing this car (computer, brakes, starter, battery, sensors, etc.) and I've known since the beginning that the transmission needed work. Even with transmission issues, this V8 engine still packs a punch at almost 20 years old! The upkeep has been super expensive as I used to find myself needing a quart of oil almost every week to 2 weeks. However, I switched to premium gas and synthetic oil and have gone from getting an average of 16mpg to 19mpg! Recently, she's been taking more and more tries to start because of vapor lock and I'm thinking she'll need a new fuel injector as well as fixing a leak in the coolant hose and the transmission soon. Even with all of the repairs, I was lucky enough to pay much less than average for such a solid vehicle. Although the crash ratings on this car aren't stellar, you're basically driving a tank. It's one of the last few cars made out of steel and it's definitely worth it. Someone rear-ended this car going about 30mph while my sister was driving. The hood of the car that hit her was almost completely smashed in and would need major repairs. My Jeep had only a few scratches and some cracks in the plastic around the towing hook-up. A newer car would have been close to totaled! On top of that, the 4wd still performs after all these years. I'm not one to off-road, but once she was stuck in the mud on a sideways angle at a forest preserve. After digging the wheels in more and more just trying to get out, I finally shifted from 4wd all time to 4wd low. The poor thing let out the most wretched noise I had ever heard (I definitely think I should've shifted into low gear instead of just "drive") but I'll be damned if she didn't pop immediately out of the mud I'd been trying to get out of for at least 10 minutes. Overall this car has been my favorite and I would definitely recommend it! The engines on these really do last forever, you just have to be prepared to replace everything else.


Love this jeep!

This jeep is so reliable, I have enjoyed every second that I have owned this jeep. I have had it for 10 years and never had any trouble with it at all. I have the confidence that I can go anywhere in this jeep. I love it! I have the 4.7 v8 in mine, and I love the power. Great value ,very comfortable ride.


Most mileage I?ve put on a vehicle.

The 4.0 liter Jeep won?t quit. I?ve put close to 300k miles on it and it still runs strong. The interior held up and still looks like new. Granted I put a lot f money into repairs and maintenance over the years but still more economical than purchasing a new vehicle.